Study Linguistics

Linguistics is the systematic study of human language and its use. Linguists approach the study of language from a variety of perspectives including descriptive, applied, historical, cognitive, psycho and sociolinguistics.

You'll learn about the languages, cultures and peoples of the world, and develop skills in data analysis, problem solving and applications of logic, which are all broadly applicable to a variety of career paths.

Undergraduate and postgraduate study

Linguistics major: From the courses below, link to the Course and Unit Catalogue, go to Course Rules and Plans, then scroll down to Program of Study to locate information.

We offer undergraduate majors in Linguistics in the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Social Science, as well as an Honours program and degrees at Masters and PhD level.

Study on campus in Armidale or fully online in your own home, or abroad.

Undergraduate courses

Linguistics can be studied as a major in the following undergraduate courses:

Bachelor degrees

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business

Undergraduate diplomas

Advanced Diploma in Arts

Interested in honours? For Bachelor Honours see honours and postgraduate courses.

Honours and postgraduate courses

Further course options for studying Linguistics

Study Linguistics with honours or at postgraduate levels in coursework or research programs.

Bachelor Honours

Bachelor of Arts with Honours

Find out about Honours

Postgraduate coursework

Master of Arts

Master of Applied Linguistics

Postgraduate research

Master of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy

Find out about Higher Degree Research

Our staff

To contact an academic or find a research supervisor, visit our staff page.

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Career options for Linguistics graduates

Graduates in linguistics are sought after in such diverse fields as education, speech pathology, computer science, intelligence, journalism, foreign affairs, and business.

Linguistics can also contribute to careers in:

  • speech pathology
  • artificial intelligence & speech recognition
  • language teaching
  • publishing
  • consulting for advertising agencies
  • foreign affairs
  • government intelligence or security agencies
  • interpreting and translating
  • business and journalism
  • training actors in other dialects or languages
  • lexicography (consulting on the development of dictionaries)
  • language planning and policy
  • forensic analysis of speech or writing

Partnerships and networks

Linguistics staff partner and network with a range of national and international associations, enabling them to remain at the forefront of scholarship in their fields of teaching and research.

Further information

For more information about our courses and studying at UNE, please contact AskUNE.